Hyderabad: The students of Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology (MJCET) has designed and fabricated all-terrain vehicle for SAE-BAJA 2020 competition to be held at Indore in Madhya Pradesh and the team of MJCET would be leaving for the competition on January 15.
The team of 25 mechanical and production engineering students of MJCET has made this vehicle with the cost of Rs. 5 lakh funded by the Sultan-ul-Uloom Education Society. On Friday, the Chairman and the Secretary of Sultan-ul-Uloom Education Society have flagged off and unveiled the vehicle at MJCET.
Captain of team cum driver Murtuza Khan informs that the vehicles have been designed by using Briggs, Stratton engine, Fox suspension, special alloy and steel material for roll cage fabrication to enhance the vehicle performance. The net weight of the vehicle is 180 kg and runs at about 60 KMPH at full throttle.
The vice-captain of the team is Mudassir Jameel, Dr. Mohammed Viqar Mohiuddin, Dr. D. Srinivas Rao are the faculty coordinators who helped the students to develop the vehicle.
The faculty members say that the vehicles are designed with the purpose to take part in the competition which will be held at NOTRIP tracks at Indore in Madhya Pradesh from 23 to 26 January.
In the competition, the vehicle will be tested for its performance in technical events like static, dynamic and endurance tests. The teams have to present details of the design, cost and sales, go-green and safety features of the vehicle. SAE conducts a recruitment drive wherein selected team members will be placed in popular Indian automobile companies.
Last year, in the month of July 2019, SAE conducted preliminary team selections (Virtual BAJA). On the basis of team performance in the aptitude test and design presentation, 150 teams were shortlisted out of 300 teams participated. Team MJCET got shortlisted and registered for final competitions.
The Sultan-ul-Uloom Education Society, headed by Chairman Khan Lateef Mohammad Khan and Secretary Zafar Javeed, Dr. Basheer Ahmed, Advisor-cum-Director has extended all the support in the execution of the project. Dr. Syed Ferhathullah Hussainy, Dean and Head has provided the resources and encouraged the team. They have expressed confidence and wished the team all success in the competition.